TBR*, and the number TOO-MANY-TO-COUNT. Seriously, there are just so many great books out there and not nearly enough time in the day to read them. My at-home TBR stack was getting so big and so tumbly that I had to come up with a new home for them. Books piled all over can be hazardous.
So I now have a TBR shelf in my office. There's plenty of room for all of the books I can't wait to read, and once I finish them I'll just have to find room on my other shelves.
For my TBR post I thought I'd spotlight some of the books that have made it to this shelf and are waiting to be read:
• The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
• The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe
• Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
• The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
• Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
• The Death Cure by James Dashner
• The Duff by Kody Keplinger
• Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
• Heist Society by Ally Carter
• The Forest of Hands and Teeth and The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
• As You Wish by Jackson Pearce
• Beautiful Creatures and Beautiful Darkness by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
• Tempest by Julie Cross
• Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
• and TONS more
This new TBR shelf doesn't even hold all of the Classics I have that I plan on reading at some point before I'm eighty. My other bookshelves hold any number of other books that I've collected over the years that I still haven't gotten to yet. I should take cues from some of you who have opted to read what's currently on your shelves before moving on to other books on that TBR list. I'd say it's like finishing your dinner before getting dessert, but then it would be like I'm implying that the former isn't as exciting as the latter, which isn't the case. There are just too many good books and nowhere near enough time to read them. I guess it's the same as how you eat a whale**→ one bite at a time.
What's on your TBR list? Do you have a policy for tackling books you own vs. books you want?
* TBR=To Be Read (i.e. books that I still need/want to read)